Thursday, March 08, 2007

Great Balls of Fire!

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - Attempts to do a movie stunt landed one man in the hospital with burned genitals and another facing criminal charges. The men were trying to do a stunt from one of the "Jackass" movies, in which a character lights his genitals on fire.

Jared W. Anderson, 20, suffered serious burns to his hands and genitals, according to the criminal complaint. Randell D. Peterson, 43, who sprayed lighter fluid on Anderson and lit him on fire, was charged with felony battery and first-degree reckless endangerment Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court.

Witnesses told police that Anderson, who was drunk, volunteered to do the stunt Sunday after watching the movie, the complaint said.

Fire is a good way to sterilize things. Let's hope it worked in this case.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007


The typical argument against any kind of environmental quality policy or legislation is that it's bad for business and will hurt the economy. Here's an excerpt from a letter to the editor published in Business Week's March 12 issue that addresses and answers that argument:

If the scientific concensus on the human impact on global warming is totally wrong and we spend billions of dollars reducing carbon dioxide emissions needlessly, the effect will probably be a modest slowdown in global economic growth.

If we do nothing about CO2 emissions and the scientific consensus is correct, the result will be global catastrophe. Choosing the former over the latter isn't a hard choice to make. We do it every day in business. We call it insurance.

- James A. Wirth, Pittsburgh

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

And now for some cake...

Nice looking cake, eh? But why is it decorated with a picture of steak? Read here.

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Those donuts are so good...

Crack journalism in Augusta, Georgia. Look closely at the graphic they apparently lifted off a MySpace page:

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